Domestic Violence In The Time Of Covid-19

WRAP observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a proclamation signing at Beech Lake on Friday, October 2, 2020. Pictured are: (L-R) Randy Hampton, West Tennessee Legal Services; District Attorney Joshua Dugan; Lois Oladele, Henderson County Health Department; Lexington Police Department representatives Domestic Violence Investigator Tonya Mitchell, Assistant Chief Barry Roberts, Captain Jeff Middleton and Chief Roger Lofton; Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs; Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray; WRAP Henderson County Advocate Tonya Lawson; and the WRAP Sexual Assault Coordinator for Henderson County, Danielle McHaney.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

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Tanya Lawson, Henderson County WRAP Regional Domestic Violence Response Specialist and Lexington Police Department Investigator Tonya Mitchell, along with Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray and Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs, signed a proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Friday, October 2, 2020. Others attending the awareness event and proclamation were Randy Hampton, West Tennessee Legal Services; District Attorney Joshua Dugan; Lois Oladele, Henderson County Health Department; Lexington Police Department representatives Assistant Chief Barry Roberts, Captain Jeff Middleton and Chief Roger Lofton; and Danielle McHaney, WRAP Sexual Assault Coordinator for Henderson County.

WRAP launched October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in West Tennessee on October 1, 2020. As West Tennesseans struggle with the COVID- 19 pandemic, most understand that staying at home when possible can help limit the spread of the virus and thus keep them safer. Unfortunately, for many in our community, while staying at home may keep them safer from contagion, it…

For the complete story, see the October 7th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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